On the eve of 2017 I wanted to take a look back at everything we’ve accomplished at InfluxData in 2016 during the last trip around the sun. It was the most productive, hectic and amazing year in this company’s four years of business. We added great team members, found a business model that’s giving us real traction, released consistently better versions of Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf, Kapacitor and our Cloud offering, and raised a Series B round of funding with Battery Ventures. Here are what I think are some of the key highlights:
- January – Evan Kaplan joins InfluxData as CEO
- February – release 0.10.0 of InfluxDB with the new Time Structured Merge Tree storage engine as the default
- March – release 0.11.0 with an all new query engine
- April – release first version of Influx Cloud, managed InfluxDB clusters on AWS
- April, May – release 0.12.0 and 0.13.0 of the TICK stack
- September – 3 years in the making we release 1.0 of the InfluxData TICK stack and InfluxDB Enterprise, our commercial offering for high availability and scale out clustering
- September – announce a $16.5M series B funding led by Battery Ventures
- November – announce an all new version of Chronograf, an easy solution for monitoring
- November – release version 1.1.0 of the TICK stack
So much happened to InfluxData in 2016, it’s hard to imagine it was only a year. I’m looking forward to 2017 and we have many great things planned. More tools for monitoring, more tools for working with sensor data, and we’ll start innovating on the query functionality, performance, and enable developers around the world to build applications quickly.
Here’s to optimizing 2017 for developer happiness and productivity!